Implant Dentistry and the Best Choices for Tooth Replacement
Implant dentistry gives patients their smile back without gaps. Timothy J. Butson, DMD, MSD delivers implant dentistry in Seattle that is carefully matched to your other teeth for a natural look and feel. Our Seattle dentist performs services that include implant supported dentures, crowns, and bridges.
Implant dentistry offers solutions for replacing individual or multiple missing teeth. It allows patients the security and confidence of natural sounding speech, comfortable chewing ability, and an improved smile.
Types of Dental Implants Available
- There are many benefits that implant supported dentures have over traditional dentures. The strong fixture of dentures to implants anchored in your jawbone greatly reduces slippage while providing stronger chewing. Also, they are much more comfortable to wear than dentures which depend on soft tissue to stay in place.
- Dental bridges fill a gap by anchoring an artificial tooth to an implant or the natural teeth surrounding the gap. This form of implant dentistry can be less invasive than implant dentures, especially if natural teeth are used as the anchor. Dental bridges can be made permanent or removable. Our experienced dentist ensures that your bridge sits comfortably for your bite and is a natural-looking match to your surrounding teeth.
- Crowns are a way of covering a discolored or broken tooth. It can also be used to bolster a weak tooth. A crown is prepared in a dental lab and is fixed to the existing tooth. This allows a patient to maintain a consistent color and shape to his or her teeth, improving the smile while also improving the strength of a damaged or weak tooth.
We Provide Compassionate, Gentle Tooth Implant Procedures
Timothy J. Butson specializes in these tooth implant options. Conveniently located in downtown Seattle, we encourage you to come in and talk to us about your implant dentistry needs. We take the time to get to know our patients and their goals for improved oral care. Make an appointment today to tell us about yours.